Saturday, July 18, 2009

Week 12, Day 79, July 18, 2009 "Tent Over Winefest" Winner of Week 12 in the Online Viewer Poll.

The Finger Lakes Wine Festival took place at the Watkins Glenn International Raceway. It's an interesting event were the participants pay an admission ticket to sample wines from most of the Finger Lakes Wineries. During the day people can purchase wine, and put a sticker on the bottle. The bottles are collected and held at a tent near the exit. At that point the people collect all their wine bottles to take home.

This photo was the top of one of the tents at the Festival. I liked how the sunlight was reflecting off of one side, and the clouds in the back ground.

Lessons Learned:
  • I think the White Balance was the key in this photo. It has a much different look with a default White Balance.
  • Having a single lens with me allowed me to focus on just one type of shooting. I took my 50mm f1.8 lens because it is very small and light, and was easy to carry for the day. The problem with the fixed length was I had to stand back to take photos of my family. This was difficult with the crowds, but I did take some interesting close up photos as well. Sometimes the photos were so close that on a profile shot of a person the side closest to me was out of focus, but the other side of their face was in focus. This is the opposite of most photos, and created an interesting effect. I don't care for the results so far, but it may lead to some interesting future shots.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/640, Aperture f/13, ISO 100, Focal Length 50 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 124mm, Lens Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, hand held.

Winner of week 12 in the online viewer poll.

6 comments:

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

pretty with the whites and blues, eh?

Gallow said...

Yes, I like how the whites and blues worked together.

Twain12 said...

wow, what a cool picture

Julie said...

Awesome blue....

Bob Scotney said...

It looks as though it was your in'tent' to highlight the blues.

Limar said...

A fantastic photo! :)